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Charles gets 5 TDs as Chiefs beat Raiders for playoff berth

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Oakland, CA (.com) - Jamaal Charles racked up 195 receiving yards and five total touchdowns in a record-setting performance that carried the Kansas City Chiefs to a wild 56-31 win over the Oakland Raiders and a secured spot in the AFC Playoffs.

Four of Charles' eight catches went for touchdowns and he added a score on the ground, becoming the first player in NFL history to record four TD receptions and run in another.

Kansas City (11-3) also received big games out of quarterback Alex Smith and its opportunistic defense en route to sewing up a postseason berth just one year after tying for the league's worst record at 2-14.

Smith threw five touchdown passes in all while completing a sharp 17-of-20 throws for 287 yards, while the Chiefs forced seven turnovers in posting their second straight lopsided victory on the road. Kansas City was coming off a 45-10 drubbing of Washington a week ago.

Eric Berry accounted for two of the Chiefs' four interceptions of Matt McGloin, one of which he returned 47 yards for a touchdown.

Rashad Jennings had a pair of rushing touchdowns while gaining 91 yards on 23 carries for Oakland (4-10), which was dealt a fourth consecutive loss. McGloin finished with 309 yards and two touchdowns on an 18-of-36 completion rate.

December 15, 2013, at 07:30 PM ET
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